New York: Harper and Bros, 1961. First edition, first state. Square small quarto. Original pictorial boards; original printed dust jacket priced $1.95. Child's bookplate of front free endpaper, some chips/tears to jacket at edges. Item #54116
FIRST EDITION, published in Sendak's first annus mirabilis as a budding artist: the year he received the remarkable letter of encouragement from his editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and the year he created his superb illustrations to Tolstoy. 'Let's Be Enemies' is a classic reverse-psychology exercise, similar to Ruth Krauss' ''I'll Be You and You Be Me' which Sendak had illustrated six years earlier. Hanrahan A46.